Bürkle North America has appointed Kurt Palmer as President & CEO, replacing Helfried Weinzerl who is stepping down after seven years. This leadership appointment is effective immediately, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
Palmer has over 30 years of experience in consumable and equipment distribution throughout North America, working with manufacturers in both Europe and Asia. Prior to his current role, he served as VP of sales for Bürkle North America, director of operations for TCT Circuit Supply, and the co-owner of TAPCO Circuit Supply.
Bürkle North America, Inc. is a wholly owned division of Robert Bürkle GmbH, of Freudenstadt, Germany. Bürkle is the leading manufacturer of productive manufacturing technologies serving a variety of manufacturing industries, including surfaces / woodworking technologies, photovoltaic module lamination and coating.